Fire Alarm Monitoring

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THE MOST RELIABLE & ADVANCED ALARM MONITORING SYSTEM

Romteck is the largest manufacturer of alarm signalling equipment in Australia and has been producing alarm signalling hardware and software solutions since 1986. There are tens of thousands of Romteck alarm signalling units installed across Australia, from the vast outback to Centrepoint Tower in the heart of Sydney. In total, Romteck’s equipment monitors over 6,000 fire alarms internationally, utilising innovative and advanced software and hardware solutions.

Romteck’s fire alarm monitoring solution is used Internationally by companies that demand reliable, centralised monitoring of fire alarm systems. Our technology ensures timely alerts to a central control point, and communication with firefighting services, managed through an integrated network that enables tens of thousands of buildings to be monitored.

The Romteck system utilises proven software and hardware solutions, and allows an array of networking options, ensuring our customers can safely and efficiently monitor their fire alarms across large geographic areas.

Romteck's

Alarm Signalling Equipment

can be tailored to

monitor ANY process

Centralising Fire Alarm Monitoring

Most buildings are protected by internal fire alarm systems. Yet these systems are typically not integrated into a common network that provides indication of the fire at a central control point.

Romteck’s fire alarm monitoring solution has been designed to overcome typical alarm shortcomings by monitoring large numbers of building alarms and centralising these at a control centre. This provides instant knowledge of fire alarms, allows alerts to authorities as well as providing specific information regarding location, type and extent of alarms.

Romteck’s solution can operate over a range of communications media including copper line, fibre optic, microwave, radio, GSM, GPRS, IP, CDMA, 3G/4G dial up and satellite.

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Firemon Software and Alarm Signalling Equipment 

Romteck’s alarm monitoring system uses the in-house developed Firemon software. Firemon allows monitoring of distributed alarms by providing alerts and information relating to the exact nature of the alarm at a central monitoring point. Alarm logs are maintained for security purposes in addition to enabling alarm isolates and test histories to be recorded.

The alarm screen caters for 24 inputs for each Alarm Signalling Equipment (ASE) and these are individually prioritised as high priority (Primary) or lower priority (Secondary), with differing colours for each type of alarm and their active status. To assist in locating the exact position of the active alarm, multi-level floor plans are available to graphically illustrate the exact location.

Romteck’s ASE is the interface module that provides a link between Fire Indicator Panels in a building, and central fire monitoring services.

Fully redundant communications paths are used between each ASE and the central fire monitoring service to ensure the reliability meets the mission critical nature of the service our customers demand.

The ASE provides the following functionality:

  • Continuously monitors the integrity of communications mediums and will raise an alarm should any fail

  • Is normally mounted within the Fire Indicator Panel and continually monitors the integrity of the connections between the Panel and itself, and will raise an alarm if this is violated

  • Accepts up to 8 zones / 24 alarm inputs from the Fire Indicator Panel as well as monitoring the battery of the Panel

  • Displays its current status; a buzzer output can be used to alert locally in the event of an alarm. Outputs can also allow local operation such as sirens or to reset fire panels remotely

  • Is normally powered from its associated Fire Indicator Panel and uses the panel’s battery back-up in the event of a power failure.

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Fire Alarm Networking Options

Our customers demand a range of options to ensure reliability within challenging and remote environments. Romteck’s fire alarm monitoring solution offers an array of networking architectures and options that can be combined in multiple ways.

Communication Groups

Romteck fire alarm monitoring systems use networking structures that can be built on a combination of four main communication groups:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) network: Connect via Ethernet (CAT5) to a Local or Wide Area Network (LAN /WAN)

  • Copper wire based network: Phone Line (PSTN) or Leased Line communications

  • Fibre optic network: Can be either Multi Mode Fibre (MMFO) or Single Mode Fibre (SMFO)

  • Radio (RF) or wireless network: VHF/UHF radios and includes mobile communications such as GSM, HSDPA, 3G and 4G

Concentrators / MUX

The Romteck RM2105 Concentrator is a purpose-designed unit specifically for direct brigade alarm monitoring of Fire Indicator Panels and sprinkler systems in small country towns, industrial complexes, mine sites, airports, military installations or institutional applications.

The RM2105 allows connection of up to 16 dedicated leased lines for connection of a maximum of 8 Romteck ASEs per line, giving the unit a capacity of up to 128 devices or buildings.

Fire Monitoring Service - Romteck Grid

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Romteck’s fire alarm monitoring solution has been utilised by Romteck Grid, a specialist provider of Automatic Fire Alarm Monitoring as well as Emergency Lift Communications. Our equipment incorporates the very latest technology available and is continuously developed to ensure they lead the field in the rapidly evolving industries in which it is utilised.

 

Romteck Grid provides alarm signalling equipment and monitoring for over 8,000 alarms in Australia. If you would like to enquire about Romteck Grids's services, click through to their website here.